Femi Adesina, a former presidential spokesman for former President Muhammadu Buhari said he slept in the Villa for eight years without any spirit haunting him.
Adesina stated this in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday.
His comment comes on the heels of the claim of the former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, that the Aso Villa in Abuja is a haunted place.
Recall that the former presidential spokesperson served for eight years as spokesman for former President Buhari, from May 2015 to May 2023.
“I didn’t see anything like that; no witches, no wizards, nothing like that in the Villa,” the veteran journalist said when asked about claims made by his predecessor, Reuben Abati, in 2016.
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“Reuben Abati said the house they gave him in the Villa, he didn’t sleep there for one night because when he attempted to sleep there, fire just broke out. So, he ran away.
“I slept in my house for eight years, not only did I sleep but I was snoring. I snored so much that I woke myself up with the sound of my snores; that showed I was at peace.”
Adesina said had former President Goodluck Jonathan won his re-election in 2015 and re-appointed Abati, he would have continued staying at the Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power.
“If they had won the 2015 election and President Jonathan had asked him to continue as special adviser, he would have continued in a place that was haunted.”
Adesina, earlier on Tuesday, launched a book, ‘Working with Buhari: Reflections of A Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015-2023)’ in Abuja and the event was graced by his ex-principal (Buhari); President Bola Tinubu; ex-Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, and many other dignitaries.